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Old 05-30-2007, 09:36 PM  
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Warning: I'm gonna brag on my daughter again

So we go to pick up my daughter from school today, her last day of 5th grade, and walk in and they're having an award ceremony. As I've mentioned before she has been the "lead biologist" in her class this year which means she is in charge of feeding and generally taking care of the over 100 animals in her class room.

So we walk into the assembly and her teacher is generally gushing about how Raven has been one of the best and most responsible students he's ever had. He's talking about all of the things she's done and volunteered to do and how she was a such a leader in the class and he's rarely seen anything like it. So he invites her up to the head of the assembly and gives her a special "lead biologist" award that he explains he has never given out before. Then he proceeds to tell the whole school how she will be dismissed from a portion of her first hour class for the whole first quarter next year so she can come to his class and teach the new kids about each animal and how to take care of them! She'll be doing part "lecture" part "lab" and will then serve as a "consultant" throughout the year.

She's then given a good citizenship award... one of only 6 given out... and a special "international interpreter" award for her service as a "buddy" to a foreign girl who came to school mid year and spoke almost no English. She was assigned to watch out for this girl and help her assimilate to the new school and kids. She basically became this girls best friend. The girl comes up to help give the award and gives Raven a big hug and thank you. At this point I'm welling up.

Then the whole school gives her a standing ovation and I'm about balling as and bunch of kids start yelling out for her and giving her hugs as she heads back to her seat. The teacher even tells the younger kids that if they work really hard and do what is right they can be like Raven too.

It was almost surreal. The most beautiful thing about it all is that she struggled with school at first and we really kind of worried about her. I can't explain how proud I am.

Oh, she got straight A's.

She's gonna be president one day. Actually I hope she's too smart for that.

Thanks for letting me share.

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Old 05-30-2007, 09:39 PM   #2
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Cool. Congrats, hopefully she won't turn out like you. kidding
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Old 05-30-2007, 09:40 PM   #3
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Old 05-30-2007, 09:40 PM   #4
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Old 05-30-2007, 09:42 PM   #5
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Cool. Congrats, hopefully she won't turn out like you. kidding
I was thinking the same thing actually.
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Old 05-30-2007, 09:43 PM   #6
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Her mom is a high school special ed teacher. She gets much of the credit.
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Old 05-30-2007, 09:44 PM   #7
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Old 05-30-2007, 09:45 PM   #8
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Said by losers, or said by someone like her?
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Old 05-30-2007, 09:45 PM   #9
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Cool.

Although I must mention the possibility that she had the whole thing staged as a ploy to get an increase in her allowance.
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Old 05-30-2007, 09:46 PM   #10
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Cool.

Although I must mention the possibility that she had the whole thing staged as a ploy to get an increase in her allowance.
That might be true... if she got one.
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Old 05-30-2007, 09:48 PM   #11
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Old 05-30-2007, 09:50 PM   #13
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Old 05-30-2007, 09:52 PM   #14
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